Canada must protect its Arctic – Dunja Stajic

The Canadian government has been failing miserably at reaching its target to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions ahead of the upcoming Paris Summit in December. The provinces have yet to hear from the feds* in response to the need to work together…

From Local Villain to International Criminal – by Franco Mirolo

In the past three weeks Venezuala’s President, Nicolas Maduro, redoubled his efforts to eliminate any kind of opposition and in that way perpetuate his power, following in the footsteps of Castro’s siblings in Cuba. The Bolivarian* dictator sees in each…

Is the War Against Terror Really a Fight for Democracy? – Alena Santalainen

I have to admit that I was pretty shocked with the news we all recently received from Tunisia, where almost 25 people were killed due to a terrorist attack on the museum. Most of those killed, or affected, were tourists. The…

Liberal Rights and Development – Rachel Edwards

Human rights matter as an end in themselves; I hope this isn’t disputed among liberals. These rights are also crucial to achieve economic growth in developing states. Institutions are the ‘rules of the game’ in society, which shape how people live…

Rethinking the Global Refugee Crisis – Umar Ramzan

I’ll never forget my reaction the first time I visited a refugee camp; Zaatari, nearby the city of Al-Mafraq in Jordan. The feelings of profound shock at witnessing the endless line of people desperately walking towards the camp, seeking refuge,…

Lima calls for climate action – will Paris listen? – Tone Bjørndal

After the negotiations at COP 20 in Lima over-ran by two days, the Parties finally reached an agreement, which is called «Lima Call for Climate Action». It outlines the main aspects of a new global deal, and has received mixed…